Browsing: Body Mind Complex

What happens when you put mud in your milk or when you add pebbles in your food? Adding beer or alcohol into a practice as sincere and sacrosanct as Yoga is an equally absurd combination, and unhealthy to say the least. Beer Yoga is where the line is crossed from liberalism to corruption of a spiritual practice. In this article we take a hard look at how marketing antics like beer yoga, introduced purely for short-sighted commercial gain, is playing with your health. It began in Germany as ‘Bier Yoga’ that couples up ‘philosophies of Yoga’ with the ‘pleasure of beer drinking’…

Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling than to be able to express ourselves openly and without judgment. You would have heard about the seven chakras (energy centers); it is One Energy that manifests itself in various forms. As per ancient wisdom, when life force energy (prana) comes to the second chakra (Swadhisthana), above the base of the spine, it manifests as sexual energy or creative or procreative energy. Channelizing the energy in the second chakra to enable Urdhvagati (upward rise or progression of Kundalini energy) improves the quality of life. Daniel Pink,…

Have you ever given thought to the function of pain — is it there for a reason? Pain does protect the body from further injury. This not-so-pleasant-mechanism makes us stop and take notice. Perhaps something needs to change or release? Often times we try to silence pain so we can quickly resume activity, but simply masking the pain signal can lead to even more serious injuries. Here are some safe, effective and perhaps a little less well known natural pain relievers, that won’t simply distract from pain but will instead support the natural intelligence and healing wisdom of the body.…

On that fateful Tuesday morning, I happened to be in the World Trade Center when the first of the two planes crashed into the towers. What followed is a tale of two survivals. First from the burning buildings and the other from the horrifying impressions on my mind. They stood like sentries, tall and unapologetic. Symbols of beauty, ambition and indomitable American spirit. As a newly arrived immigrant, my admiration for these buildings was natural. I had enjoyed more than my fair share of opportunities to work in these buildings including memorable evenings at Windows on the World – the restaurant that…

Nature has given you a tool to manage your mind, eliminate stress and be happy. You just need skill in how to use it. When you feel upset you usually blame people or situations, but the only thing that ever really bothers you is your own mind. The mind is abstract and difficult to control. Too often, your peace and happiness is overshadowed by a distracted or upset mind. How can you handle the mind? One place we can find an answer is in ancient mythology. An ancient story in the Indian Ramayana involves the kidnapping of Sita, Rama’s wife,…

Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold. Who can prevent a cold from coming, but curing the cold quickly can save you from bouts of sneezing, mounting headaches, the pain of congestion, and a Rudolf red nose! While over-the-counter treatments are effective in curbing the symptoms, going with a natural approach can likely help in keeping the body free of harsh chemicals and sedatives in the long run. Here are 5 easy, home remedies I swear by – try them and kick that cold in the butt! Inhaling steam – The oldest trick in the book. Use…

Ever notice how sometimes summer feels like the more stressful and busy season?    A recent survey conducted by SleepRate shows that a third of Americans reported that they are more stressed in summer months than in any other season. Why? We have busier social lives this time of year – with as many as three events per week! – so we are trying harder to balance our personal life with work life. Parents are twice as busy because the kids are out of school. We are all busy planning trips and the stress that comes with that. The most surprising…

Make time to exercise and meditate regularly. Give your well-being a priority. The state of your body and mind affects your energy level and productivity. If you are well, everything else feels and looks so much better and brighter. If you are happy, you make others happy. So never feel guilty for taking time for your own care. Exercise daily, twice if you can, especially if you are trying to lose weight. Keep your exercise program simple. With difficult programs you will get discouraged and give up. Add variety to your program, it’s good for the body. There are so many exercise programs on the…